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Hunt, Peter Professor

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Research

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  • I study Greek history. My areas of specialization are foreign policy thinking, warfare, and slavery in the classical period. I also study Roman slavery.

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  • ancient slavery, comparative slave societies, Athenian law, historiography, Thucydides, Demosthenes, ancient international relations, ancient Thrace

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Teaching

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  • CLAS 1051 - The World of the Ancient Greeks
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Surveys of the emergence, major accomplishments, failures and the decline of the ancient Greeks, from the Bronze Age civilizations of the Minoans and Mycenaeans through the Hellenistic Age (2000-30 B.C.). No Greek or Latin required. Same as HIST 1051.
  • CLAS 4021 - Athens and Greek Democracy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies Greek history from 800 B.C. (the rise of the city-state) to 323 B.C. (the death of Alexander the Great). Emphasizes the development of democracy in Athens. Readings are in the primary sources. Same as CLAS 5021 and HIST 4021.
  • CLAS 4071 - Seminar in Ancient Social History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Considers topics ranging from demography, disease, family structure, and the organization of daily life to ancient slavery, economics, and law. Focuses either on Persia, Greece, or Rome and includes a particular emphasis on the methodology required to reconstruct an ancient society, especially the interpretation of problematic literary and material evidence and the selective use of comparisons with better known societies. No Greek or Latin required. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as CLAS 5071 and HIST 4071.
  • CLAS 5021 - Athens and Greek Democracy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies Greek history from 800 B.C. (the rise of the city-state) to 323 B.C. (the death of Alexander the Great). Emphasizes the development of democracy in Athens. Readings are in the primary sources. Same as CLAS 4021 and HIST 4021.
  • CLAS 5071 - Seminar in Ancient Social History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Considers topics ranging from demography, disease, family structure, and the organization of daily life to ancient slavery, economics, and law. Focuses either on Persia, Greece, or Rome and includes a particular emphasis on the methodology required to reconstruct an ancient society, especially the interpretation of problematic literary and material evidence and the selective use of comparisons with better known societies. No Greek or Latin required. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.Same as CLAS 4071 and HIST 4071.
  • GREK 3113 - Intermediate Classical Greek 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Reading of selected prose texts of authors in ancient Greek such as Plato, Xenophon, Lysias, and selections from the Greek New Testament. Incorporates review of grammar. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: GREK 1013 and GREK 1023.
  • GREK 4013 - Topics in Greek Prose
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Author or topic in ancient Greek specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Thucydides, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Attic Orators). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as GREK 5013.
  • GREK 5013 - Topics in Greek Prose
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Author or topic in ancient Greek specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Thucydides, Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Attic Orators). May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Same as GREK 4013.
  • HIST 1051 - The World of the Ancient Greeks
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Surveys the emergence, major accomplishments, failures and decline of the world of the ancient Greeks, from Bronze Age civilizations of the Minoans and Mycenaeans through the Hellenistic Age (2000-30 B.C.) Same as CLAS 1051.
  • HIST 4021 - Athens and Greek Democracy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies Greek history from 800 B.C. (the rise of the city-state) to 323 B.C. (the death of Alexander the Great). Emphasizes the development of democracy in Athens. Readings are in the primary sources. Same as CLAS 4021 and CLAS 5021.
  • HIST 4071 - Seminar in Ancient Social History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Considers topics ranging from demography, disease, family structure, and the organization of daily life to ancient slavery, economics, and law. Focuses either on Persia, Greece, or Rome and includes a particular emphasis on the methodology required to reconstruct an ancient society, especially the interpretation of problematic literary and material evidence, and the selective use of comparisons with better known societies. No Greek or Latin required. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as CLAS 4071 and CLAS 5071.

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